Bai Tian, the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad last year. Photo: Twitter

There is a ‘ray of hope’ in US-China trade war after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping met at G20, says Beijing’s ambassador to Malaysia

  • During his keynote address, Bai Tian claimed a stable US-China relationship would benefit not only the two countries but also the rest of the world
  • He also characterised China’s belt and road initiative as a platform for international cooperation that has been widely embraced
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Bai Tian, the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad last year. Photo: Twitter
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In the US-China trade war, neither side wins. Photo: Reuters
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Abacus by Tom Holland

One country is winning the trade war. It’s not the US and it’s not China

  • US President Donald Trump once claimed that trade wars are ‘good and easy to win’, yet in his tussle with China the data appears to be proving him wrong
  • That’s not to say there haven’t been any winners, though – they just might not be the ones you would think

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In the US-China trade war, neither side wins. Photo: Reuters
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